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Publié le 27 décembre 2010 | Par Funk-u

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Décès de Teena Marie, The Ivory Queen of Soul

La chanteuse de soul Teena Marie est décédée dimanche 26 décembre dans son sommeil à l’âge de 54 ans. Originaire de Santa Monica en Californie, Mary Christine Brockert signa chez Motown et Jobete en 1976 alors qu’elle n’avait que 19 ans. Elle publia quatre albums sur le label de Detroit dont Wild and Peaceful produit par Rick James, son mentor.
Avec lui, elle enregistra plusieurs duos comme “I’m a Sucker Four Your Love” ou “Fire & Desire” (Street Songs, 1981). En 1983, elle signa chez Epic après avoir gagné un procès retentissant contre Motown qui ne voulait pas lui redonner sa liberté. Depuis, une loi porte son nom aux USA et interdit à un label de retenir un artiste s’il ne sort pas les disques qu’il lui propose . Pour en savoir plus, vous pouvez lire cet article très intéressant sur le sujet.

Sa disparition soudaine a ému l’Amérique. De nombreux artistes lui rendent hommage:

Lenny Kravitz via Youtube:

Alicia Keys:
“God bless Teena Marie & her Family!Sending Blessings &prayers I was jus sayin that Fire & Desire is 1 of the most beautifully performed songs!

Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff:
“We’re shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Teena Marie. She was one of the most memorable, soulful and unique R&B vocalists to come out of Motown. We send our condolences to Teena’s family, the entire Motown family and of course, our dear friend Berry Gordy.”

Berry Gordy (fondateur de La Motown):
“I am horrified by the sudden death of my darling Teena Marie. She was my “baby,” always true to herself, always true to her heart. When I first auditioned her she was so awesome she blew me away. She had so much soul – the only thing white about her was her skin. She was a powerhouse performer, writer, producer and arranger. Anyone who ever saw her perform, alone or with Rick James, will never forget how exciting music can be.

My heart goes out to her sweet, sweet daughter, Alia Rose, her family, friends and fans.

Teena Marie will always be a part of the Motown family. We will all miss her.”

Missy Elliott:
“My Prayers go out to Teena Marie family. Teena created music that is Timeless! Songs sung with soul and conviction a True LEGEND!

Common:
“R.I.P. Lady T! Your rhyme in Square Biz is and will always be classic material!
Teena and I are both Pisces and we believe that we’ve been here before. Thats why De ja Vu is my favorite song

?uestlove, batteur des Roots:
“Educate.Learn.Absorb.Share. She was an amazing work of art. Most believed [Rick] James produced all her records. Truth is she produced these on her own…the mark of a true artist is when their album cuts get more love than the hits. Marie’s magic was defined by her album cuts.”

Mary J. Blige:
“Tina Mari inspired me vocally as a child. Her songs I sang in the mirror with a hair brush. I’m so hurt. I’ll love u forever Tina Mari. Portuguese Love, Casanova Brown, Square Biz, I need your lovin, all of your music.”

Raphael Saadiq:
Big Love goes out to the daughter and love ones of Teena Marie, I”ll never forget how she shook up the Oakland Areana, God Bless, RIP”

Sheila E.:
“”I will miss my girl Teena Marie, Real music by real people. God bless my sistah and her family. U will be missed.”



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